Champions League 25th Anniversary -

Final - Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (Manchester United won 6-5 on penalties)


 The Champions League returns this week and we are celebrating it here at ITV Sport Archive by going through our vault to find some of the best games featuring British clubs since the competition began 25 years ago.

In 2008, English footballing history was made as Manchester United took on Chelsea in Moscow in the first ever all-English European Cup final. United were looking to win their third European title, while Chelsea were playing in their first ever Champions League final. Sir Alex Ferguson's men had beaten the Blues to the Premier League title by only two points just weeks before, but Avram Grant's side had beaten the Red Devils in their last head-to-head the previous month. It proved to be another tight encounter on what would be a truly historic European night in front of the ITV cameras.

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